Defense IT


Air Force moves ahead with GPS III preparations

The service gives Lockheed Martin a $395 million contract modification for work on the ninth and tenth of the 32-satellite constellation.

Pentagon wants an imaging sensor that can think

Under the ReImagine program, researchers seek to develop a programmable array of pixels that can use machine learning to react to what they’re seeing, as a way to improve situational awareness.

Navy awards $32.8M deal for tactical radios

The deal calls for Link 22 radios that support interoperable communications between U.S. and NATO forces.

DARPA goes to next phase of Squad X

The research agency awards Lockheed a contract to continue work on bringing a command-and-control view to the squad level.

Defense R&D takes a turn toward smaller vendors

As large weapon programs enter production or are cancelled, R&D has declined and contracts are going to smaller vendors, a budget analysis finds.

Navy awards deals potentially worth $1B for cybersecurity

Seven companies will compete for work under three-year contracts for a variety of work; each deal has a two-year option.

DARPA wants air traffic control for low-flying drones

The Aerial Dragnet program calls for identifying and tracking UAS flying below 1,000 feet in urban areas where line-of-sight is not available.

NGA joins SpaceNet satellite imagery initiative

The geospatial agency will take part in the effort to provide a huge trove of commercial satellite imagery to the public for free.

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